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BFG A/T mileage?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hellmutt, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Dec 16, 2010 at 6:54 AM
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    Hellmutt

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    sadly, I've only put Husky Liners in it thus far - tend to blow all my cash on my bikes and guitars.
    What kind of miles are you fella's that have the BFG A/T's getting out of them?
    Thinking I'm gonna go this route on my stock 17's but wanted to know if 85 highway miles everyday would kill 'em quickly......I don't do much offroading, but tend to play once in a while so I'd like to have a decent cleated tire, but I'm assuming they would have to be higher ply rated to get the longevity I'm wanting......thanx in advance for the input
     
  2. Dec 16, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    You'll get a minimum of 60K miles from them. But if you live in snow country, they'll be worthless after around 45K miles or so (harder rubber).
     
  3. Dec 16, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    sadly, I've only put Husky Liners in it thus far - tend to blow all my cash on my bikes and guitars.
    I live in western Ohio, so it's partially snow country but nothing extreme.......but I'm likin' the 60k lifespan!
     
  4. Dec 16, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    I just got a pair (16"). I was running the Sport 17" Dunlops prior. Driving the same route daily, same driving habits, I went from 18.6mpg (average over last 19K miles) to 16.3mpg (on first full tank with the new tires)

    Yeah, the tires will last, but you'll be losing a gallon of gas to friction on each tank.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    I had them on my '99. They had 75,000 on them when the factory bought it back. The tread was still pretty good. I probably woulda gotten 80-85k on them before replacing if I still had the truck. Didn't really notice a difference in traction. Those tires went through everything I put in front of them. The only thing I started noticing was that they were starting to crack around the tread but they were also 8 years old at that point. Based on your daily mileage I don't think you'll have to worry about that.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    On another note, I agree with the previous poster that your mileage will sink. I was averaging about 16 mpg's with those tires on my '99 extended cab TRD 4x4 with the v6. They are a heavy tire. If you're concerned with gas mileage, I recommend the Hankook Dynapro ATM's. I just put them on my '10 reg cab. MPG findings as follows:

    Stock Dunlops (245/75r16): 22 mpg
    Dynapro ATM's (265/75r16): 21 mpg

    So I went to a more aggressive tread and a bigger tire and didn't lose a whole lot. If you get the P rated (passenger) tires the tires only weigh 6lbs more than the stock small Dunlops. I figure that's 24 lbs total all around which is like carrying a tool box around with you constantly. Took them offroad two weeks ago and I was really impressed with their traction and durability.

    Here is a link for the tire if you wanna take a look. To be honest, I don't think the website does it justice so if you want an actual photo, let me know and I'll take one tonight.

    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/d...c=10806&counter=1&ar=75&rd=16&sw=false&cs=265

    The website says $131 each, but I called and got them to give me them for $114.00 each including free freight.
     
  7. Dec 16, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    That's pretty much the deal. I ran a set of 33's for 80k once. Still use one of them as a spare on my FJ40. Another tire to check out is the General Grabber AT2. They look pretty much identical to the BFG's but cost a lot less. I put a set of these on the 05 access cab I recently sold a few years back. They wear good too. I put 30k on them and they still had 80% or so tread left. But like the BFG's they do reduce mileage. I had been getting 22-23 before I put them on and it dropped to 20-21.5 sometimes 22 when I put them on. I'll likely get another set when the rugged trails on my current truck wear down some more. Or maybe if they just suck in the snow.
     
  8. Dec 16, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    sadly, I've only put Husky Liners in it thus far - tend to blow all my cash on my bikes and guitars.
    Thanx fella's........but mileage isn't a priority or I wouldn't have bought the 4.0L so the intention with the tires is traction / durability only........I am stuck with the factory 17's since I can't afford both tires and wheels right now -- figured I could at least get the good tires if I have to keep the stocker wheels.
     
  9. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    I had a set of BFG A/T and they were ok. They didn't wear evenly and I had them rotated regularly. The next set I got were Mich. LTX's and they are way better going down the Highway. I drive home to Amarillo which is an 8 hr drive and they make a world of difference. I'm not trying to tell you what to do, but if I drove 85 mi every day on the highway I would get LTX's.
     
  10. Dec 16, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    Mine had 60k miles on them when I sold my 1st gen and they had plenty of life left... I am guessing they went to 80-90k. The guy who bought my truck asked if they were new tires. He was pretty surprised when I told him they were 6 years old.
     
  11. Dec 16, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    sadly, I've only put Husky Liners in it thus far - tend to blow all my cash on my bikes and guitars.
    Good to know.......I had Michelins on my Tundra when I traded it but can't remember the model of tire.......just remember it was mucho money for them -- thanx for the info
     
  12. Dec 16, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    They do cost more. When I got mine it was $100 more for the set then for BFG's, but I think it's well worth it. I would go online to Discount Tire because they compare all the tires and its cheaper to buy online from them.
     
  13. Dec 17, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    I'm curious because so many people will say Michelin LTX but there are 2 different LTX tires. It's like saying I got the BFG tires...which ones? So were you talking the M/S 2 or the AT2? I've got the AT2 on now and they are fantastic on the highway (very quiet and smooth). And great snow traction. I've also taken them off road a lot this summer and didn't notice any difference between these and the BFG AT KO (except in mud where the BFG did better).
     
  14. Dec 17, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    my dad got 40k miles on his, but it was on a 7500lb dodge cummins diesel. you should have no problem getting 50 or 60k on a yota
     
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    05Moose I have the M/S on my truck, but I think both LTX tires are equally great from what I've heard
     
  16. Dec 29, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    The last time I had a set I got almost 50k out of them before I gave up... prolly coulda done another 10k easy at the rate they were wearing. Wore well but felt like steel wheels on the highway and wouldn't balance for crap anymore.

    They are good off-road and cruising up and down the fire roads, but I needed a decent highway ride too. That was the last time for E-rated tires, I'll never do more than C for my personal truck now.
     
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